Yuu gave an online seminar at Hiroshima University

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Yuu were invited to give an online lecture at Hiroshima Research Center for Healthy Aging (HiHA) at Hiroshima University. It was the first time for me to give a seminar in Japanese for the last 10 or more years. But at the end it went well and was a great fun. Thank the host, Prof. […]

Luke inspired many new graduate students with his lab introduction speech

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Yesterday, our senior lab member, Luke (Rusong Ding, 3rd year M.Phil) took Yuu’s position to give an introduction of our research to newly enrolled graduate students in the laboratory introduction session. Luke gave an amazing presentation, passionate and inspiring, which caught the hearts of many newly arrived students. Thanks to his presentation, the highest number […]

Qian successfully passed her PhD entrance exam.

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Yesterday, our student Qian (Zhang Qian/张倩) successfully passed her PhD entrance examination at our school. Qian joined the lab in February 2019 after she had spent one year working in another lab. Trying to make up the delay compared to other students (due to her transfer), she has been working very hard (REALLY hard). Her […]

Our new review on non-canonical functions of cell cycle proteins was published in the special issues of FEBS Letters

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We (Yuu, Maïté and our collaborator, Rajaguru Aradhya) published a new review titled, “Emerging roles of metazoan cell cycle regulators as coordinators of the cell cycle and differentiation” on the special issue on cell cycle control of the FEBS Letter. https://febs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/1873-3468.13805 Cell proliferation and differentiation are two paramount issues in the development of multicellular organisms, […]

Our collaboration paper is out in Developmental Cell

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In collaboration with Renata Basto’s lab (Curie Institute, France) and Gregory Rogers’ lab (University of Arizona, USA), we have published a new paper in Developmental Cell. In this study, we showed how the centrosome components, Plk4 and Spd2, direct the orientation of mitotic spindle by asymmetrically regulating the two centrosomes during the asymmetric cell division […]

Dr Obata’s visit

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Dr Fumiaki Obata’s visit Dr Fumiaki Obata, Lecturer at the University of Tokyo and a friend who I got to know in the UK (Dr Obata was a postdoc at Alex Gould’s lab at tha time), visited our lab at ShanghaiTech University. Dr Obata is an expert in the study of the influences of diet […]

We are recruiting new lab members

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We are recruiting a new member and students to our lab at ShanghaiTech University. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who has a strong background in Drosophila and PhD students who are interested in working with us to investigate the molecular mechanism integrating the cell cycle to the developmental and homeostatic processes of multicellular organisms. More detail […]

The Kimata lab has moved to Shanghai!

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The Kimata Lab is moving from Cambridge to set out on a new journey in Shanghai in China. We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral scientist and a research assistant, who want to join us on the new journey in the rapidly growing research in China. If you are interested, please see the detail here: Research Associate, Postdoctoral Researcher. All nationalities are […]